By The Numbers

Check out the latest data on Latino childhood health.

78

percent

Latino kids suffer 1 or more ACE, (i.e. poverty, neglect, abuse, etc.)

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40

percent

of Latino kids participate in preschool programs vs. 53% of white kids.

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28

percent

of Latino kids suffer four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACES).

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37

Percent

of Head Start and Early Head Start participants are Latino.

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15.1

Percent

of Latinos lack health insurance vs. 6.6% of non-Latino whites.

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60

Percent

of Latinos earn less than $15/hour (vs. 39% of full-time workers overall).

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40

PERCENT

OF LATINO CHILDREN ARE OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE (COMPARED TO 32% OF ALL U.S. CHILDREN)

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50

percent

of U.S. Latino children are served by the WIC program.

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74

percent

of Latino kids have had a sugary drink by age 2 (vs. 45% of white kids).

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